A look at weather and cancellations in Pictou County.
Due to deteriorating weather conditions, the campus will close effective immediately.
-Essential services staff, including facilities management staff and Sodexo are requested to report to work if possible and safe to do so. Please contact your supervisor if alternative arrangements are necessary due to your individual circumstances. The varsity hockey game currently scheduled for this evening will go ahead.
-Due to the inclement weather the Town of New Glasgow Town Hall is closing at noon today and will reopen Monday January 6, 2014 at 8:30 am.
-Summer Street Industries is closed to clients today
-NSCC Pictou Campus is closed today. Classes and Academic Recovery wil resume Monday.
-All five Pictou County Scotiabank branches will remain closed for the day due to the weather conditions
-The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library is closed today due to the winter storm conditions
-MacLeod Lorway Group in New Glasgow is closed until noon. Will reassess then.
-Please be advised that due to forecasted high winds, there may be a weather delay out of North Sydney and Port aux Basques for the 2345 sailings on Jan. 3. An update will be provided after 1300 hours. Customers are urged to keep checking the travel advisory section of our website (www.marine-atlantic.ca) and contact our toll-free number (800-341-7981) for up to date information.
-The Nova Scotia office of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, is closed today due to inclement weather. All staff are working from home and accessible by e-mail.
Blowing snow warning for Pictou County continued
Snowfall combined with strong northeast winds will give significantly reduced visibilities in blowing snow today.
This is a warning that an extended period of blowing snow with poor visibilities is expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.
A low pressure system currently south of Nova Scotia will intensify as it approaches the province today. This system will bring snow, near-zero visibilities in blowing snow, and cold wind chill values which together will give potentially dangerous winter conditions to the entire province.
Additional snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 centimetres are expected across the province with the heaviest snowfall amounts over Southwestern Nova Scotia...The Annapolis Valley...And most of the Atlantic coast.
The snow combined with strong northeast winds and very cold temperatures will give ideal conditions for extensive blowing and drifting snow with frequent whiteout conditions across the entire province.
The very cold airmass over the region will continue to give cold wind chill values below minus 25 across the entire province today and tonight.
PICTOU COUNTY WEATHER:
Today, 3 January
Snow and blowing snow. Amount 10 to 15 cm. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming north 40 gusting to 70 near noon. High minus 11.
Tonight, 3 January
Flurries ending overnight then clearing. Blowing snow this evening. Wind north 40 km/h gusting to 70 becoming northwest 30 gusting to 50 after midnight. Low minus 20. Cold wind chill minus 33.
Saturday, 4 January
Mainly sunny. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light early in the evening. High minus 12. Cold wind chill minus 30.
Sunday, 5 January
Cloudy. Low minus 12. High minus 3.
Monday, 6 January
Rain. Windy. Low minus 5. High 10.
Tuesday, 7 January
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 8. High minus 7.
Wednesday, 8 January
Sunny. Low minus 16. High minus 9.
Thursday, 9 January
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 13. High minus 6.